The Joy of Humility

The Beginning and End of the Virtues
Baylor University Press
  • erschienen am 1. September 2020
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  • 296 Seiten
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The true meaning of humility persistently drives debate, largely because we cannot agree on the word's definition. The "correctness" of normative terms matters, and humility carries a distinctive normative weight. How we understand humility is not a matter of mere semantics. It is a pursuit of inquiry with the potential to inform-perhaps even to transform-our lives.

The Joy of Humility takes up this task with a view toward the perennial question of what entails a truly flourishing life. Here, philosophers, theologians, ethicists, and psychologists work to frame the debate in such a way that the conversation can move forward. To model this goal, each chapter prompts a response to which the chapter's author offers a reply. Part one considers the scope and implications of humility as a contested concept; part two works toward clarity on how to measure humility as a trait and its potential impact on individuals and society.

With contributions from Miroslav Volf, Norman Wirzba, Stacey M. Floyd-Thomas, Jason Baehr, Lisa Sowle Cahill, Don E. Davis, Kent Dunnington, Jane Foulcher, Sarah Gazaway, Jennifer A. Herdt, Elizabeth J. Krumrei-Mancuso, Robert C. Roberts, and Everett L. Worthington Jr., The Joy of Humility offers an engaging discourse for everyone, laypeople and scholars alike, to consider these profoundly human questions. By opening up the space for dialogue to push past ideological and cultural assumptions, this volume challenges us to consider how humility, in calling us to esteem others as integral to our own well-being, opens us up to a life of joy.

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978-1-4813-1186-1 (9781481311861)
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edited by Drew Collins, Ryan McAnnally-Linz, and Evan C. Rosa

Introduction: Contesting Humility
Drew Collins and Ryan McAnnally-Linz
Part 1. Normativity
Introduction to Part 1

1 Oppressive Humility
A Womanist View of Humility, Flourishing, and the Secret of Joy
Stacey M. Floyd-Thomas
Response to Stacey M. Floyd-Thomas-Robert C. Roberts
Reply to Robert C. Roberts-Stacey M. Floyd-Thomas

2 Liberating Humility
A Variation on Luther's Theology of Humility
Miroslav Volf
Response to Miroslav Volf-Lisa Sowle Cahill
Reply to Lisa Sowle Cahill-Miroslav Volf

3 Magnanimous Humility
The Lofty Vocation of the Humble-Jennifer A. Herdt
Response to Jennifer A. Herdt-Lisa Sowle Cahill
Reply to Lisa Sowle Cahill-Jennifer A. Herdt

4 Creaturely Humility
Placing Humility, Finding Joy
Norman Wirzba
Response to Norman Wirzba-Jane Foulcher
Reply to Jane Foulcher-Norman Wirzba

Part 2. Methodology
Introduction to Part 2

5 Observing Humility
Relational Humility and Human Flourishing
Don E. Davis and Sarah Gazaway
Response to Don E. Davis and Sarah Gazaway-Jane Foulcher
Reply to Jane Foulcher-Don E. Davis and Sarah Gazaway

6 Defining Humility
The Scope of Humility
Jason Baehr
Response to Jason Baehr-Robert C. Roberts
Reply to Robert C. Roberts-Jason Baehr

7 Employing Humility
The Role of Humility in Servant Leadership
Elizabeth J. Krumrei-Mancuso
Response to Elizabeth J. Krumrei-Mancuso-Everett L. Worthington Jr.
Reply to Everett L. Worthington Jr.-Elizabeth J. Krumrei-Mancuso

8 Living Humility
How to Be Humble
Kent Dunnington
Response to Kent Dunnington-Everett L. Worthington Jr.
Reply to Everett L. Worthington Jr.-Kent Dunnington

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